Final chapter of the Collard Greens saga: Caldo Gallego

When I posted my abundance of collard greens, a friend suggested I make Caldo Gallego, a hearty Cuban soup. We had already invited the after church lunch bunch for black beans and rice with collards so I made a quick run to the grocery Sunday morning for Chorizo sausage. I checked a recipe online forContinue reading “Final chapter of the Collard Greens saga: Caldo Gallego”

Tampa Bay Collard Greens Festival

The necessity of cooking collard greens on a Saturday night was precipitated by a visit to the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival. We saw people walking with large green bags and found our way to the Publix stand with stacks of boxes of super fresh greens. We were surprised to be gifted with two largeContinue reading “Tampa Bay Collard Greens Festival”

How to cook collard greens Brazilian style

I didn’t care much for collard greens until my friend Marilia showed me how she cooks them. First you must wash them thoroughly and dry each leaf. Then you cut out the stem to about halfway up the leaf. Stack the leaves and roll from the bottom into a tight bundle. Slice into ribbons. ToContinue reading “How to cook collard greens Brazilian style”

Shaklee Protein Shake Chocolate cake

Found an excellent way to make a sugar free, dairy free, gluten free chocolate cake. We had extra chocolate shake after our demo at the Unity of Gulfport Expo. Since I am an experimenter, I decided to try my hand at making a cake, using the shake as the liquid. And after a second try-Continue reading “Shaklee Protein Shake Chocolate cake”

Triumph over cravings

Today we attended another inspiring workshop led by Rev. Linda McLeod at Unity Temple of Truth. After a discussion to determine our true values and purpose, we created vision boards to reflect those aspirations. We considered stopping for pizza afterwards, but decided we had lots of fresh vegetables that deserved our attention. It would beContinue reading “Triumph over cravings”

Build your immune system

What is our best defense against highly contagious viruses?   Most people agree that being vaccinated is a responsible action.  We can also wear masks, stay away from crowds and wash our hands frequently.  All of these actions are recommended by health authorities.  I think these actions are good and I recommend them, but what areContinue reading “Build your immune system”

Bitter with the sweet

Chard is in season! You don’t want to miss this beautiful vegetable, it’s almost too pretty to eat. I sauté it in olive oil with garlic, salt and pepper the same way I make my collards, Brazilian style. It was the star of tonight’s delicious dinner featuring pork chops glazed with mustard and maple syrup,Continue reading “Bitter with the sweet”

Jamie Oliver’s beet salad

My foodie cousin Bill sent me a picture today of a gorgeous beet salad from Jamie Oliver’s book, 5 ingredients. We took his five ingredients and raised it by a few items we had on hand. We roasted the baby beets with a sweet potato. The salad foundation became romaine, arugula, dandelion and radish microContinue reading “Jamie Oliver’s beet salad”